That annoying CPAP machine/mask

This picture is somewhat of an exaggeration   However, I am sure some of us feel like we are  from another planet when we strap ourselves into a CPAP mask before retiring to get a ‘good night’s sleep‘.  It seems rather odd that this type of discomfort can actually be good for you.  So I took it upon myself to find out what the risks are associated with not using the CPAP mask, and if there are times when a little vacation from this routine is OK. Click the links for detailed information .

The Risk of not using your CPAP

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Sleep Apnea Issues

It’s actually no laughing matter, and  quite embarrassing for people who have loud snoring problems.  It is also difficult for those people who are subjected to hearing the noise and disruption. In both cases,  Sleep Apnea interferes with getting a good nights sleep.

Oddly enough, the person doing the snoring is in danger of all types of issues,  which may result from this condition.
Some are listed below:

  • Pauses in breathing while sleeping often followed by snoring or  gasping for air
  • High blood pressure
  • Daytime Tiredness
  • Nighttime sweats
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Dry mouth or a sore throat in the morning
  • Morning headaches
  • Mood changes
  • Depression or Anxiety

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